The Guide on Removing Stains and Rusts on your Sink

The appearance of your sink sets the tone of the kitchen or bathroom. With a dirty sink, your space won’t look sleek or sophisticated. The rest of the room may be spotlessly clean, but a filthy sink can make it look like a mess. But keeping the sink clean is a must, not just because you want your home to look good. Bacteria can and will populate the sink, so it becomes a breeding ground for disease-causing germs that easily get on your hands and spread to your food. Read on for the guide on removing stains and rusts on your sink.

Why a clean sink matters

Being the repository for every dirty dish in your home, it’s crucial to keep the sink clean to discourage the growth of disease-causing bacteria. However, if you’re also selling your home, an impeccably clean kitchen will impress potential buyers. The state of the sink in your bathroom and kitchen can help buyers gauge the condition of your home. When the sink looks brand new or well maintained, it will leave a great impression.


Here are some tips to remove stains and rusts on your sink:

1. A paste of baking soda and water

effectively removes rust spots, as the baking soda is abrasive enough to remove water deposits and grease, but not abrasive enough to scratch stainless steel fixtures. So using baking soda helps remove problem spots without causing any damage to the sink.


After scrubbing the sink with the paste of baking soda and water, rinse it with vinegar. The vinegar will bubble and fizz, naturally disinfecting while helping get rid of hard water stains.


You may need to repeat the process for severe stains. Just remember to scrub in the direction of the metal’s grain to avoid scratching.

2. Typical household cleaners are also recommended.

When cleaning the sink, avoid using steel or metal brushes, as well as steel wool or any abrasive sponges. These will scratch the surface of the sink and may lead to rust. Instead, use the cleaners with warm water, along with clean cloths and sponges.

3. Sprinkle some salt onto the rust, then add lemon juice and soak for 15 to 20 minutes.

Lemon juice works wonders to dissolve rust. Adding vinegar to the solution will make it more effective.

4. So that micro-organisms won’t thrive on your sink,

wash and disinfect the sides and bottom of the sink at least once a week. However, most detergents and soaps contain chlorides, which can corrode and damage plumbing fixtures, so we recommend rinsing your sink after using it.

5. Keep your sink dry to prevent water & surface rust marks.

Want a beautifully clean and shiny kitchen sink? Let us help.


Preparing, washing, and cutting food can be done as efficiently as possible when your sink is up for the job. If you need help getting rid of stubborn stains and rusts on your sink, CONTACT US and our experienced and knowledgeable specialist can propose the best solution. We clean, repair, and service sinks of all kinds.

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